Letters to the Editor

The Weekend Sun welcomes letters and photographs from readers. Preference will be given to letters that are short (200 words maximum), supplied with the writer’s full name and contact details. Photographs are best in high resolution and jpg format. Email: letters@thesun.co.nz

Maungatapu bridge call

Why does Greg Brownless call for NZTA to widen the Maungatapu bridge (after yet another fatal accident)? Is this an attempt to gain votes for the upcoming... Read More

We’re not cheap labour

My wife tells me often that I am trying to be the ‘volunteer of the year’, as I belong to a raft of good causes. However volunteers must not... Read More

Cars are trains too

Can you see the trains in Tauranga? I raise this question because some people want trains for public transport when they are already here. For instance,... Read More

Attributes of a council

The proven competencies I am looking for in candidates for mayoral as well as council seats are: 1.  Knowledge: Community and ratepayer concerns,... Read More

Food for thought

The letter to The Weekend Sun from Christina Humphreys was brilliant, it touched on many of the issues that affect our long-suffering public, as the highest... Read More

Change the system

Susan Devoy attracted headlines in the daily media when she announced she intended running for the mayoralty. No doubt she has the answers to all Tauranga... Read More

Not a terrorist attack

One has to wonder if our great prime minister really believes that we have been invaded by a bunch of mentally handicapped Australians. After all, we are... Read More

The old rules

Rugby captures a nation’s attention.  We yell and shout advice to the referee if it doesn’t go our way.  Why can’t the rest... Read More


An article in The Sun one month ago from Councillor Murray -Benge, accused the Prime Minister of slowness and incompetence. On behalf of some residents... Read More

Performance review

A recent commentary in a national newspaper ranked cabinet ministers from 1 to 10 on their performance.   Not surprisingly, Phil Twyford, David... Read More

Defence and fighters

NZ has been brought into the real world by the Christchurch massacre which has left the NZ Police Force significantly under resourced with the Labour Government... Read More

Employment matter

Very interesting to read the viewpoints of the Christians and the Atheist that were prompted by Israel Folau's homophobic tweet. Folau's religious... Read More

Upgrade the drivers

The SH2 saga sadly drags on and on. The opposing views are well expounded in the recent letters by M Maunders and P Kelly, respectively claiming the road... Read More

Respect the ratepayers

WBOP District Council has asked us rate payers to ‘have our say’. Sounds good, but they never take a blind bit of notice! We [Rate Payers... Read More


Our wonderful government is making much noise about legalising marijuana use. The same government is hell bent on making NZ smoke-free by 2025! One just... Read More